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dc.contributor.advisorFurniss, Elizabeth
dc.contributor.authorBreibish, Keely Irene
dc.date.accessioned2005-08-16T17:37:34Z
dc.date.available2005-08-16T17:37:34Z
dc.date.issued2004
dc.identifier.citationBreibish, K. I. (2004). Making choices about childbirth: a study of twenty women's birth preparations and experiences in Calgary, Alberta (Unpublished master's thesis). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB. doi:10.11575/PRISM/20807en_US
dc.identifier.isbn0612932931en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1880/42194
dc.descriptionBibliography: p. 187-197en
dc.description.abstractThis thesis presents and explores the paths followed by twenty women in Calgary, Alberta as they approached and ultimately passed through the experience of childbirth, all but one of them for the first time. Twelve of the women in the study chose a 'standard' or 'conventional' path that led to birth in the hospital with a physician; eight women chose paths leading to 'alternative births' in different places or with different care providers. By analysing information collected through interviews, participation in prenatal classes and in the literature of childbirth, this study provides insight into the birth-related choices available to parents in Calgary. The focus of my research is to understand how pregnancy and birth were shaped for these women by looking at the choices they made preceding and during childbirth, and exploring how those choices were influenced by the cultural, social, historical, political and economic contexts in which they occurred.en
dc.format.extentviii, 208 leaves ; 30 cm.en
dc.language.isoeng
dc.rightsUniversity of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.
dc.titleMaking choices about childbirth: a study of twenty women's birth preparations and experiences in Calgary, Alberta
dc.typemaster thesis
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Calgaryen
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.11575/PRISM/20807
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts
thesis.degree.nameMA
thesis.degree.disciplineAnthropology
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Calgary
dc.identifier.lccAC1 .T484 2004 B74en
dc.publisher.placeCalgaryen
ucalgary.thesis.notesUARCen
ucalgary.thesis.uarcreleaseyen
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